Last date…

A candlelight dinner with flowing champagne, a crooner serenading an Italian love song whilst strumming an acoustic guitar – it was the perfect setting for my Valentine and me. There I was fidgeting incessantly in my seat as I waited anxiously for her to arrive.

I heaved a huge sigh of relief the moment I saw her walk through the door. She was late but all was forgiven as she flashed her sweetest smile and whispered coyly in my ear, “I’m so sorry.” I promptly handed her the bouquet of carnations I had bought for her.

Paper roses

Roses would have been more appropriate for the occasion, of course but at RM15.00 a bloom, I chose to substitute it with carnations instead. Well, if she was disappointed, she did not display any sign of it at all.

We browsed through the menu which was in a language that was Greek to me, but she appeared quite at home with it and ordered what she wanted in a jiffy. So as not to make an exhibition of my ignorance, I merely pointed at an item in the menu and promptly handed it back to the waiter.

When dinner was served, to my horror, I discovered that I had ordered a lobster! Goodness gracious me! This was going to be expensive! And in the meantime, how was I going to eat it? If I were in the privacy of my own home, I would have used my hands, giving my fingers a good licking once I was through but there was no way I would want to embarrass myself in front of my date. I plunged in with my knife and fork and the wretched crustacean slipped off my plate and fell onto the table. I cast a glance at her; she probably did not notice for she went on eating ever so gracefully as if nothing had happened.

I slipped the creature back onto my plate quietly and just nibbled at the garnishing while waiting for her to finish. When she was done, we ordered coffee and I opted for a cup of cappuccino. As I attempted to sip the beverage, I discovered that it was too hot so I blew on it hoping to cool it down a little. The moment I looked up from the cup, my blood ran cold when I saw my date’s face covered with the frothy white cream complete with its sprinkling of chocolate.

“Weren’t you supposed to stir it first?” she muttered disdainfully and looking extremely cross, she stormed out of the restaurant and out of my life.

Happy Valentine’s Day…


Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

43 thoughts on “Last date…”

  1. Now where have I read that before? But it made me smile towards the end of the story, nonetheless πŸ˜€

    The unabridged original was in one of my English workbooks… Perhaps you came across it there before.

  2. Now I thought I did comment just now, where did it go to? Hmm….so magical lah your comment box…Hehehe! πŸ˜‰

    It went into spam…dunno why? LOL!!! Never mind…at least I get TWO comments for the post! Hahahahaha!!!

  3. Such a perfect written English essay. I really like it. So easy to read and understand. hahaha… It brights up my day. Happy Valentine Day to you.

    Thanks. Special dinner with hubby tomorrow? πŸ˜‰

  4. KNB: Take heed of this story.. ROTFLMAO

    Anyway.. Happy Friday the 13th to you all

    Just be urself, KNB…no need to kay-kay! What u see is what u get mah!!! Many people – after kawin only the bau comes out!

  5. …And when I accidently met her yesterday…I looked up to the Heaven and silently say..’ thank you Lord for being on my side 40 years ago….’.

    Happened to someone I know many years ago. In his case it was didn’t bring money and no credit card nor handphone at that time and it was Christmas. Actually his brother told me cos he had to borrow a car to bring $$$ to his brother after a distress land-line phone call. Until today both of them not sure whether it was the appearance of the brother or the embrassing episode that made it the last date…but both thank te Lord today.

    40 years ago? Bluff lah! You were only 10 years old then! Over 30 years lah, always parked herself at ur Lucky Road house…U’ll thank the Lord cos she’s about my size now!!!…And she’ll thank the Lord cos she obviously married rich! Like real towkay-neo now!!! Prosperous-looking and loud! Hahahahaha!!!

  6. lol…
    i wouldn’t want my date to turn out liddat wei! πŸ˜€

    eppie valentine’s day for lovey-dovey couples out there
    eppie single awareness day (<— for me 😦 )

    I saw this in Clare’s blog: single awareness day = S.A.D = single and desperate!!! Aiyor…so kesian! Want a date…I’ll fix one for you? Hahahahaha!!!

  7. Thats why i only drink Kopi Peng!!! Haha
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

    TOC: Remember, its not polite to blow frothy white cream on ur date’s face…LOL!

    Goodness!!! Somehow I’ve a feeling you’re not talking about drinking coffee!!! Hahahahahaha!!!

  8. Referring to KNB’s reply to TOC: Everything also can turn into………..never mind…LOL!!! Kesian STP’s blog. It should be safe for public viewing and reading ler. πŸ˜›

    Omigawd!! Don’t tell me you could understand that!!! Where have all the young, sweet and innocent girls gone? Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  9. Eh STP.. you donno diff between rose and carnatkons? Or cannot find pic?

    Don’t wanna take from flickr anymore, some people very possessive/stingy…lousy photos also want to email and make noise! Sure I know the diff….and I also know how to spell CARNATIONS! Ouch! Hahahahahaha!!!

  10. Of course I can understand that, coming from KNB, kpenyu and the likes, nothing is safe for public reading wan. Bahahahahahha!!! *run far far*

    Imagine when the whole clan gets together….hell breaks loose! Hahahahahahaha!!!!

  11. KNB: Who has been talking to you? Someone whose mobile number ends with 5060? ROTFLMAO

    Anyway, usualy, my date just drink the frothy cream, no issue about it being fattening and so do I so no possibility of blowing frothy white cream on faces but having said that…… we leave that info for some other time LMAO

    Drinking and getting on the face…won’t get fat one, that’s for sure!!! Hahahahahaha!!!! Gee! What’s all that about? U stalking KNB kah? Talking on the phone also has to tell you!!! Kpenyu, do you think we need to apply for what-u-call-it…a court injunction or something?? Make sure TOC keeps his distance especially when KNB goes dating!!! LOL!!!

  12. Dont know anyone with mobile number ending with 5060. Whose number is that? hehehe.

    Name deleted to protect the innocent and that does not necessarily refer to the person concerned! LOL!!!

  13. Oh! No! Kpenyu has ***** number, I don’t.

    5060 belongs to ***** ROTFLMAO

    Ooi! Kpenyu can take legal action against you for defamation of character…and he doesn’t have to pay lawyer’s fees!! You do!!! LOL!!!

  14. BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!! Cannot tahan! TOC’s reply to KNB. I better don’t surf over anymore. Goodness gracious me!!!

    Don’t worry…pretty soon I will have to redelegate the two of them to SPAM liao!!!…Bad enough that their bodies remind me of the stuff in cans!!! Oops – yours truly guilty as charged too!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!

  15. ROTFLMAO to Clare’s remark

    We are worse in real life, we twist every single innocent word hahaha

    Yakah…*eyes blinking innocently! LOL!!! Well, Clare can vouch for my character…I’m such a perfect gentleman hor??? Hahahahahaha!!!!!

  16. haha am still trying to figure out who Kpenyu refer to…???

    Why the change of identity, pollie? Too malu to be associated with the likes of certain people kah? Don’t blame you seeing how some people…no full stop one!!! Hahahahahaha!!! I don’t think Kpenyu’s story is a true one – you know lah these law-eyas are so good at weaving stories even guilty men can become innocent! LOL!!!

    P.S. How come nobody has clicked on the Italian love song link? Mostly on “out of my life” – I think Michael Jackson did it better than Josh Groban…and so far, only two clicked on Valentine – ONJ did a good cover of the song! Thumbs up!

  17. Wah! Wah! Wah! Now don’t pull me into the picture ler. Hahahahahahaha!!! But ya, STP is very gentle wan…but…well, I don’t want to finish the sentence lah, later on 18SX comments tak habis habis! LOL! πŸ˜›

    Smart girl! Play safe! Knowing how they always distort things beyond recognition!!!

  18. OMG! the comments from KNB and TOC! I just had cafe latte! Damn my vivid imagination, I just threw up a little in my mouth…ick!

    They started it *pointing at the two and eyes blinking innocently!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  19. Yea,the Italian love song is very nice. A long time ago hit wasn’t it.I like the girl’s dress very pretty. I find the only song I love from Josh Groban is U raise me up. Yr Valentine’s story,depressing lah,was expecting some happy ending. Saw He is not just that into u,the movie by Drew Barrymore last nite, very entertaining n for single people must go n see if u always wonder why u never get that second date,…go see with your Valentine if u dare..hehehe!

    A long time ago? Thought it was a hit around your time? Hahahahaha!!! Josh Groban’s To where you are – search on youtube and watch him sing – excerpt from Ally McBeal, can cry I tell you!!!!That was my fave episode from the series.

  20. HEAR hear..STP is the gentle wan..just don’t be a bad neighbour..and just make sure he don’t accidentally stepped on you. Why Pollie changed to OldOld..and gerrie … when you come over please bring some Laksa paste..preferably ‘ Swallow ‘ brand…throw up a little only..hahahaha

    Hahahahaha!!!…Paternal instinct mah! My daughter was becoming a nervous wreck! Normally, I’m very docile! LOL!!!…Aiyor…laksa sambal, just send by poslaju lah!!! So small and not heavy!!! No need to wait till gerrie goes over… No more Swallow Brand lah! Change name and packaging liao! Must be so sick of the stale joke!!! Hahahahaha!!!!

  21. …hahaha…stella only loves the Viagra song..or is it him who likes it… U RAISE ME UUUUPPPPPPPPP…..

    I’m sure Stella will be flattered if he sings it to her! Hahahahaha!!!!

  22. Stp, can you please explain something: does wit and humour always go together? πŸ˜‰

    Why do you ask? Being witty is being quick and sharp…and in retorting, may be taken as being sarcastic, so a little humour may help cushion the blow. But not everyone can be humorous, don’t you think?…Both need class and style or one may be in danger of being gross!!! Somebody on your mind?

  23. oh no I did not change my identity–i mistype n did not complete what I want to say abt Kpenyu – let me complete – is that lady*****.hahaha.

    Oops! Deleted liao! Hahahahaha!!! Nanti I get fired for digging up old skeletons in the closet! LOL!!!

  24. this is sad. she is stupid… if because of the little fault she wants to get mad, she should be scolded earlier or worse you should leave the restaurant earlier because she came late!

    ungrateful woman! damn!

    Hahahahaha!!! U will need to look for someone VERY understanding and forgiving. LOL!!!

  25. LOL! Maybe I was just asking for clarification….

    “Maybe”?…Now the plot thickens!!! Hahahahahaha!!! Btw, I see you’ve posted Alexandra’s “Hallelujah” on facebook… Nice, eh?

  26. Hehehe…*chuckling to myself*
    It’s a wonder she could last until the cappuccino incident….so patient la….
    Happy V day…

    Work of fiction lah!…Hahahahaha!!! And the same to you!

  27. Clicked to the clip u said.Very touching lyrics. Reminded me of this morning every victorians was out in throngs doing their groceries in Coles,me included,their profit for today goes to the victims of bushfires,so one can imagine one who have lost their loved ones must have been very touched by those lyrics. On a lighter note,re:K.Penyu,what can I say…. too much telur penyu or maybe he have been taking too much of the swallow laksa…time to change brand,the new one from Tai Kiong quite nice,no sift one, called Cap Burung Bayan,I just cooked today,very nice. …such poignant song from Josh Groban also kena twisted,not sure what he is going to make of this new laksa brand….!!

    Burung apa? Ummm…never mind! Hahahahahahaha!!!! Too bad they do not have the whole episode on youtube. Really nice, the mum died and he blamed the dad and he refused to sing ever again bla…bla…bla…That was the end of the episode when he sang again and did the song in church.

  28. Happy Valentine to STP…going to watch Slumdog millionaire now..hehehe.. hoping to see Slumdog Anoob to do well in A-idol.

    Pirated DVD, I bet!!!…Haven’t watched this season’s Am Idol yet. Maybe next week…

  29. Poor guy! He did his best, didn’t he? Happy Valentine’s Day to you! : )

    All he wanted to do was to impress. I guess we should not try to be what we are not… Be yourself! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too…

  30. ok..that was funny..
    haha..i dunno what i will do if that happens to me..

    I guess such things don’t happen in real life. What will you do if you go out on a date and while eating and talking, something, a bit of food, flies out of his mouth and lands on yours… I guess it depends on how close ur relationship is. Hehehehehehe!!!!

  31. Ho ho ho…..ouch yes once yountype out of the box you dont know what you are typing. Padan muka!!!!!

    LOL!!! “yountype”? Oops! You did it again! I think your fingers too fat liao, so you tend to hit some extra keys… Hahahahahahaha!!!!

  32. how can u delete my comments- takut he sue you kah.
    Happy Valentine to both of you.. dont eat out tonight too expensive.

    No intention of getting robbed!!! Imagine – RM500 for a bouquet of roses and Ferraro Rocher. If you fold the rinngit notes to make flowers for a bouquet to give to your valentine, I’m sure it will be much more appreciated! Hahahahahaha!!!!!

  33. ya lor Gundot – hv to be alert dont simply click n send – I was still looking for that comment and STP already replied. haha.. already tua.

    Hehehehe!!! She said I did not know the diff betweem roses and carnations – so must balas lor! Tit for tat!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

  34. You have inspired me to write a love story of mine too.. hahahaha

    You have had an experience like that too? Hahahahaha!!! How was ur Valentine date? Sexciting or not? LOL!!!

  35. Hilarious!! Should write more of these.

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Used to write these short stories for my English workbooks for secondary schools here – had to make them as interesting as possible to sustain the students’ interest.

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